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Richard Blakney

Moncton, New Brunswick

May 9, 2024

Richard Blakney Obituary

Richard (Dick) A. Blakney, 78, of Moncton passed away on Thursday May 9, 2024. Born in Moncton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Nellie (Lutes) Blakney.  With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to Richard, a cherished soul whose presence illuminated our lives with warmth and compassion. 


Richard's remarkable journey began in 1957, when he embarked on his first paid job in carpentry, crafting a set of steps for the neighbor next door to his Dad's home. This humble beginning marked the inception of his illustrious career as an accomplished carpenter.


In 1963, Richard joined CNR, starting in the modest dining room kitchens of passenger trains before ascending to the Humpyard in Moncton, where he dedicated three decades of diligent service as a carman. Retirement provided Richard with the opportunity to delve deeper into his lifelong passion for carpentry, where he poured his heart into every project, leaving behind a legacy of unparalleled skill and craftsmanship.


But Richard's life was not solely defined by his work. He found solace and joy in the simple pleasures of life, whether it was teeing off on the golf course, gliding gracefully on the ice in a game of hockey, or sharing laughter with friends in the Moncton bowling league. His competitive spirit shone brightly in dart tournaments, where he embraced the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts.


However, Richard's true legacy lies in the kindness he bestowed upon others. A pillar of generosity in his community, he was always ready to extend a helping hand to those in need. His warm heart touched the lives of many, leaving an enduring imprint of compassion and selflessness.


Richard's faith was a guiding light throughout his life, as a devoted member of St. John's United Church. His commitment to serving others was exemplified through his volunteer work at the Karing Kitchen, where he dedicated countless hours to supporting the less fortunate. Additionally, Richard served his community as a volunteer firefighter with the Moncton Fire Department, further demonstrating his unwavering dedication to helping others in times of need.


As we bid farewell to Richard, let us not mourn his passing, but instead celebrate the extraordinary life he lived and the profound impact he had on those around him. Though he may no longer walk among us, his spirit will forever dwell in our hearts, guiding us with its warmth and grace.


A celebration of Richard's life will be held at a later date, where friends and family will gather to share memories, laughter, and tears, honoring the beautiful soul that touched so many lives.


Rest in peace, Dad, Your legacy of love and kindness will endure for eternity, and your memory will forever be cherished in our hearts.


Richard will be sadly missed by his loving son, Greg Blakney of Singapore; cherished grandchildren, Aidan, Liam and Noah of Singapore; and Megan (Grand Falls) great grandson’s, Samuel and Nicolas; brothers, Dan Blakney and Russell Blakney; sister, Nancy Johnson; many extended family members.


In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his wife, Sharon (Agnew); daughter, Kelli Blakney; brothers, Samuel, Tom and Guy.


A small service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery on the 17th of May, 2024, at 11 am. We welcome friends or family members who want to attend. There will be pylons indicating the location.


Richard’s arrangements have been entrusted into the professional care of Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (506-858-1995). Online condolences for Richard’s family can be shared at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com




To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Richard Blakney hosted by Fergusons Funeral Home.

Richard (Dick) A. Blakney, 78, of Moncton passed away on Thursday May 9, 2024. Born in Moncton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Nellie (Lutes) Blakney.  With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to Richard, a cherished soul whose presence illuminated our lives with warmth and compassion. 


Richard's remarkable journey began in 1957, when he embarked on his first paid job in carpentry, crafting a set of steps for the neighbor next door to his Dad's home. This humble beginning marked the inception of his illustrious career as an accomplished carpenter.


In 1963, Richard joined CNR, starting in the modest dining room kitchens of passenger trains before ascending to the Humpyard in Moncton, where he dedicated three decades of diligent service as a carman. Retirement provided Richard with the opportunity to delve deeper into his lifelong passion for carpentry, where he poured his heart into every project, leaving behind a legacy of unparalleled skill and craftsmanship.


But Richard's life was not solely defined by his work. He found solace and joy in the simple pleasures of life, whether it was teeing off on the golf course, gliding gracefully on the ice in a game of hockey, or sharing laughter with friends in the Moncton bowling league. His competitive spirit shone brightly in dart tournaments, where he embraced the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts.


However, Richard's true legacy lies in the kindness he bestowed upon others. A pillar of generosity in his community, he was always ready to extend a helping hand to those in need. His warm heart touched the lives of many, leaving an enduring imprint of compassion and selflessness.


Richard's faith was a guiding light throughout his life, as a devoted member of St. John's United Church. His commitment to serving others was exemplified through his volunteer work at the Karing Kitchen, where he dedicated countless hours to supporting the less fortunate. Additionally, Richard served his community as a volunteer firefighter with the Moncton Fire Department, further demonstrating his unwavering dedication to helping others in times of need.


As we bid farewell to Richard, let us not mourn his passing, but instead celebrate the extraordinary life he lived and the profound impact he had on those around him. Though he may no longer walk among us, his spirit will forever dwell in our hearts, guiding us with its warmth and grace.


A celebration of Richard's life will be held at a later date, where friends and family will gather to share memories, laughter, and tears, honoring the beautiful soul that touched so many lives.


Rest in peace, Dad, Your legacy of love and kindness will endure for eternity, and your memory will forever be cherished in our hearts.


Richard will be sadly missed by his loving son, Greg Blakney of Singapore; cherished grandchildren, Aidan, Liam and Noah of Singapore; and Megan (Grand Falls) great grandson’s, Samuel and Nicolas; brothers, Dan Blakney and Russell Blakney; sister, Nancy Johnson; many extended family members.


In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his wife, Sharon (Agnew); daughter, Kelli Blakney; brothers, Samuel, Tom and Guy.


A small service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery on the 17th of May, 2024, at 11 am. We welcome friends or family members who want to attend. There will be pylons indicating the location.


Richard’s arrangements have been entrusted into the professional care of Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (506-858-1995). Online condolences for Richard’s family can be shared at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com




To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Richard Blakney hosted by Fergusons Funeral Home.

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